Warwick Schiller’s Awesome Adventure: Life

Warwick Schiller introduced himself to me at an event in Paso Robles, California, seven years ago. He came across as smart, friendly, humble, and deeply invested in learning. Those combined qualities are not something you see in every horseman, so I took notice. Since then, […]

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Renaissance Man in the Making

Editor’s Note: Fred Holcomb is a horseman, BHPS steering committee member, and farrier. He completed equine research at a Wyoming ranch and Davidson College, has mentored with experts in Washington, and is readying his entry into veterinary school In this guest column, he reflects on […]

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Horses Nurture Body and Soul

Editor’s Note: Dr. Sheryl King is professor emeritus of Southern Illinois University, a Fellow of the Equine Science Society, a Best Horse Practices Summit board member, and lifelong horsewoman. In this guest column, she writes about the range of benefits from working and owning horses. […]

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Fred Holcomb: Equine Science as an Action Verb

Editor’s Note: Fred Holcomb is a horseman, BHPS steering committee member, and farrier currently living in Bozeman, Montana. He completed equine research at a Wyoming ranch and Davidson College. In this guest column, he reflects on our need to understand equine research as a process, […]

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Summit Riders Wanted

Best Horse Practices Summit presenters Warwick Schiller and Jim Thomas are looking for a few good riders with issues. Would you like to ride at the Summit? If you fit our criteria, you could ride with Schiller or Thomas at the LaPlata Fairgrounds in Durango, […]

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Patagonia to outfit BHP Summit presenters

Patagonia, the clothing company characteristically associated with surfers and rock climbers, has chosen the Summit as a vehicle for introducing its fall WorkWear line. It’ll be outfitting BHPS presenters with its new Iron Forge Hemp Canvas Barn Coats and colorful Western Snap shirts. Stay tuned […]

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New BHP Summit Logo Shines

Thanks to the input of the steering committee and scores of fans who commented here and on social media, the Best Horse Practices Summit now has a new logo. It was picked by readers and then fine-tuned (per reader suggestions) by talented designer, T.J. Zark […]

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Temple Grandin Supports the BHP Summit

Dr. Temple Grandin, a pioneer in animal welfare and in the reform of livestock handling, likes what she sees at the inaugural Best Horse Practices Summit, October 8-10, in Durango, Colorado. Grandin, author of numerous books, subject of an award-winning movie, and recent inductee to […]

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Eclectic Horseman Sponsors the Summit

This week, the Best Horse Practices Summit board of directors and steering committee excitedly welcomed Eclectic Horseman Communications, Inc., the renowned brand offering a wealth of education opportunites in the form of a popular magazine and DVD subscriptions, to our growing family of sponsors. It’s […]

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Register now for a chance to win 5 Star Saddle Pad!

Dear Horse Friends, I would like to suggest a fun, enjoyable To-Do list: Visit the Colorado’s beautiful mountains in October. Hear presentations from world-renowned horse presenters, enjoy great hotel fare, and mingle with good company. Be inspired and come home an improved horse owner and […]

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